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Examine the reasons for the high rate of crimes against women. Suggest ways to have a zero-tolerance approach towards crimes against women in order to build safe, resilient and inclusive spaces for women.

Topic: Social empowerment

1. Examine the reasons for the high rate of crimes against women. Suggest ways to have a zero-tolerance approach towards crimes against women in order to build safe, resilient and inclusive spaces for women. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India

Why the question:

Reported violence against women is the proverbial tip of the iceberg; it conceals more than it reveals. But what it reveals can sometimes shock the collective conscience of a nation, especially a heinous crime that plays out in broad daylight as an assault on a young woman.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the reasons for unabated crimes against women and steps that are needed to tackle this chronic problem.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context and mention the NCRB data on increasing cases of rape in India

Body:

In the first part, mention the reasons for this chronic issue. Legal loopholes, social conditioning, culture of violence, Caste dynamics etc.

Write the steps that are the need of the hour. Effective implementation of Laws, investigating agency and prosecution more proficient, awareness, gender sensitisation etc. Debate about provision of death penalty for Rape.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.